Darwin admitted that the fossil evidence was one of the weakest aspect of the Theory of Evolution (see also Darwin's doubts). It should also be noted that even if there was ample fossil evidence of organisms now extinct that appeared to be "links" between Species or Genera alive today, this in itself does not prove Evolution to be true. The data could also be interpreted that such links were in fact organisms created that were similar to other organisms but had now become extinct.
The noted paleontologist Stephen Jay Gould of Havard pointed out that:-
"The fossil record with its abrupt transitions offers no support for gradual change ........ All paleontologists know that the fossil record contains precious little in the way of intermediate forms; transitions between major groups are characteristically abrupt (Gould, 1977)".
However, there are an estimated 250 million fossils catalogued comprising 250,000 fossil species (Ankerberg, 1998a). Thus is would seem that it is not lack of fossils that is at fault it not providing the Intermediate links that should exist if evolution were true.
Another problem with the fossil evidence is the sudden appearance of fossils in Cambrian rock (see Geological column) and very few fossils in pre-Cambrian rock (Baker, 1996). This does not point to gradual development of organisms over time, but could point to a worldwide flood burying vast numbers of animals.
Whilst the fossils evidence does not show Intermediate forms, it does show evidence for stability within species as can been seen when looking at Living fossils.
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